A yabby is a freshwater crayfish found in creeks all over Australia. Down here in SA you can expect to catch them during any month with an ‘R’ in it. These little critters are abundant, delicious and easy to catch and will keep a bunch of kids happily hunting for hours.

We took a couple of yabby nets (just like crab nets), a fish landing net, some string and a few chicken drumsticks. The 5 kids we took down to Brownhill creek managed to catch 15 of them in a couple of fun hours. Not enough for a feed, but enough for a snack.